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in 3 youngsters in the u.s. don't get that chance, prompting president obama to propose expanding the nation's public education system to help them. >> if you're looking for a good bang for your educational buck, this is it, right here. >> reporter: the plan could cost up to $10. 5 billion per year by one estimate. it's a bill obama says should be split between the federal and state governments. >> it's expensive. when you're talking about young children, you have to have very different ratios than you do in k-12 education. >> reporter: many of the nation's top economists, including several here at the university of chicago, say the cost is worth it. preschool for all, especially low income kids, can mean big savings for taxpayers down the road. >> we get a r cents on the dollar for each year of each upfront investment. >> reporter: economist james heckman says skipping pre-k by kids in poor families comes with a cost, too. >> it reduces crime, a society that's more engaged in a sense of employment and so forth. that's where the economic return comes. >> reporter: only five states
of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking. he endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until his death. >>> pope benedict is leaving it to the cardinals of the catholic church. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the can clave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the 15-day waiting period ends. benedict's resignation takes effect on thursday. >>> prosecutors have asked that manslaughter charges be brought against the costa concordia cruise ship. 32 people, including 2 americans, died in that accident. >>> and coming up after the break, stocks sliding yet a
in the u.s. whether to arm the rebels in that country or not. it seems former secretary of state hillary clinton was for it. leon panetta was for it. but the white house put the stop on that, because they said we don't want those weapons to fall into the wrong hands. this has been a quagmire for two years now. >> we're talking about 70,000 people dead. it's cost the government $48 billion, billion with a b. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could s
legal trouble. this morning, lance armstrong has a new opponent, the u.s. justice department. the feds have joined the fraud suit against the former cyclist hero, accusing him of ripping off the u.s. postal service for more than $30 million. this morning, they are suing him for more than three-times that. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice says lance armstrong cheated the u.s. postal service out of millions. and it wants the money back. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower case. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. armstrong and his associates cheated the postal service by lying about the team's drug use. landis broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> that should be evidence enough there's a problem with t
. >>> and honor black history month the u.s. postal service is unveiling two new stamps. a dedication ceremony is planned for this morning at the lewis museum in baltimore. >>> changes are coming to m and t stank bade yum. the -- m&t bank stadium. the baltimore ravens are holding a news conference this afternoon. >>> the olympics could be in baltimore in 2024. at least the city was invited to place a bid. that would be pretty exciting. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to 35 cities to gauge their interest in hosting the summer games. the mayor was excited about the letter but says it is way too early to decide what to do. charm city has pursued a joint bid with d.c. in the past and atlanta was the last u.s. city to host summer games and that was back in 1996. >>> news time now 5:47 and some good news in the fight against obesity. new numbers show the amount of calories kids and teens are eating have dropped slightly. it's the first decline though in more than 40 years. the report shows is decrease in suappear to be driving that spend. also a slight dip in the amount of calories american
himself. >>> it looks like the u.s. is preparing to strike back amid allegations about those massive cyber attacks being blamed on china. the white house will reportedly lay out aggressive steps today to fight the cyber crimes. the report comes after a security firm identified the shanghai building as the headquarters for china's military hackers, accused of stealing secrets from u.s. companies and government sites. >>> union workers are rallying, urging congress to avoid the looming budget cuts. yesterday, president obama brought cops and firefighters to the white house to warn emergency workers they'll be the first to go if those cuts take effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. >>> but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general john allen who was nominated to be nato supreme ally commande
. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days have passed with no u.s. deaths in afghanistan. the pentagon says that's because of fewer enemy attacks. and the fact that afghans, now, are taking over more of their own security operations. >>> if you're about to chow down on an egg mcmuffin this morning, you're probably not alone. a new study shows just how much fast food americans eat. adults ate 11% of their daily calories in fast food over a four-year period. topping the survey, nonhispanic black adults who ate one-fifth of their diet from fast food. and the over-60 crowd, ate fast food just 6% of the time. >>> well, drinking coffee can apparently give you the jolt you need to live longer. a new study of older americans found three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of early death by 10% to 15%. too much caffeine used to be considered unhealthy. but researchers say, the more coffee people consumed the less likely they are to die from injuries, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. >> staff on this show shall live forever. >>> and speaking of coffee, police near seattle say some
's debt crisis. that sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. there are reports that saudi arabia is secretly shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she an
morning. so you want to tune in for that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it will no longer appear as an option for race. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. >>> a couple of the san francisco bay area who vanished last month during a biking trip in peru may now be in ecuador. garrett hand and his girlfriend, jamie, boarded a boat to amazon in ecuadoecuador. they had been speaking with friends and family on skype, but all contact stopped january 25th. >> just hanging in there. you know, you don't know what you don't know. and so we're by faith holding on that they're okay. >> the bike tour was supposed to last six months. relatives say they became concerned when the u.s. embassy posted a warning to u.s. citizens about kidnappings. >> there's plenty of cleaning up in parts of texas and oklahoma after record snowfall in those states. the snow was blown around by hurricane force winds across the region yesterday. 20 inches of snow fell on amarillo. at least two deaths are bei
, a provocative step, just days before the u.s. and iran are back at the negotiating table. and tonight, right here, you'll hear from the iranian people with spoke with today, many of whom say they're the ones caught in the middle. allowed rare access to the streets here, today, we went in search of one of the biggest pharmacies in central tehran, having heard life-saving medicine is now running out. >> hello. >> reporter: this doctor runs the pharmacy. >> right now, we are running low on every category of medicine. >> reporter: and he points straight to those tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course on their nuclear program, now affecting everyone. even patients buying medicine. all of it because money in and out of iran is nearly frozen. but because of that money flow, it has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes, because you are a manufacturer of a drug, you want your money. when i can't pay you, how can you send the medicine to me? >> reporter: and that's all because of the sanctions? >> that's right. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free
after a heated argument. >>> afghanistan is ordering u.s. forces out of two provinces near the capital. hamid karzai has armed agents have been responsible for torture and murder there. he did not say it was americans doing such things, but he's holding the u.s. responsible for hiring afghan personnel to conduct those operations. >>> and john kerry is on his first visit, the first stop of a ten-day drip through europe. his mission, to get an idea how other nations few world conflicts. >>> back in washington, congress returns to work tomorrow with a giant deadline ahead of them. on friday, $85 billion in automatic across the board budget cuts kick in, unless they can agree on an alternative. so what are the prospects with just five days ago? abc's david kerley reports from the white house. >> reporter: for a change -- bipartisan agreement in washington tonight. but it's acknowledgement that those automatic cuts, which just about everyoobably start friday. >> unless the republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach, i think it will kick in. it will kick in, but you're
accidents back here in the u.s., as well. in fact, last year alone, 15 of them. this one, just last month in san diego, the view from inside the basket as this balloon crash lands. tonight, abc's cecilia vega with an air balloon pilot who investigated hundreds of crashes. she watched the video with him today. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no, no. happens pretty fast and they're going to hit really hard. jumping off a ten-story building. looking at how much smoke you had and how fast, it looked like it was an intense fire. i would guess the major injuries are occurring there before they get to the ground. >> reporter: they have any chance? >> looking at the flames, i don't think so. >> reporter: from looking at this, do you have any sense of what caused this? >> if i were investigating this, that's the first thing i look at, the aircraft. to see if i can see fuel lines that are clearly not hooked up to the tanks, so you know that would be the culprit. >> reporter: these balloons are so magnificent, you have the beautiful sceneries underneath. this can be dangerous.
. how everyday people are coping with shortages of medicine. you can talk about the u.s. and iran going at it, but as always, it's the everyday citizens caught in the middle. that story does a great job of pointing out just how it impacts everyday life. just the basics like medicine. >> you hear about sanctions and it doesn't mean anything until you see a story like this. >> there's policy, and there's real tif and policy's impact on that. >>> and getting through. how science teachers are turning to popular music. how this class act is helping students finally take interest. >> i wish i had this earlier in the week. whatever it takes. however you get the message across, the fact that it gets across is a good thing. >>> but first, leading once again with weather. a monster of a storm is dumping snow in the middle of the country and spawning killer tornadoes. >> hemphill, texas area was hit hard. and it's far from over, as severe weather warnings are up across a big section of the country this morning. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> reporter: old man winter just keeps rol
at the wind chill map for the northern u.s. still in full winter mode. 26 above in baltimore. those cold temperatures will continue to settle in tonight, less wets but still struggle to get out of the 30s. as we go beyond thursday. >>> friday we're stuck in the 30s. that's when the weather maker comes in with marginal temperatures. looks like things stay unsettled saturday with cold rain. the approaching storm system toward the four corners, it will develop as we push into friday night. this will linger into our saturday, kind of a slow moving system. if the storm stricts a lot, that -- strengthens a lot, that could pull am more cold air. tonight 21. the biting bries continues. tomorrow 38. that's it for your two-degree guarantee. tomorrow night cold, mid-20s. here's a look at the next few days. things changing late friday into saturday. cold, raw. we'll call it wintry showers. then hams we go beyond that into the second half of the weekend some improvement has things trend slightly milder, mid to upper 40s sunday and monday. we drop the temperatures down into the middle part of next wee
'm in the mezzanini, there's a very good chance i won't be winning. >> reporter: knono actor playinn u.s. president has won an academy award. if daniel day-lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams emanate to where you are. >> abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. 4:00 pack. on monday "good morning america's" oscar party with the stars. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> it's slightly windy. but let's start in worcester, massachusetts, they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches today. some snow in portland, maine, too. boston, just a little bit. that's going to pull away. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. here's that wind i was talking about. until 3:00 p.m., los angeles has a wind warning, advisories are out around the region. something to note, if you do plan on watching, some of the hair blowing around and some of the dresses, too. morning, 50s. afternoon high, 71. >> we'll take a look at some of the
, as they get ready to head into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. as you point out, in a rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if you
company executives face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products from peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning this year's flu shot isn't doing a very good job protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been about 56% effective. similar to previous years. but when it comes to senior citizens, that effectiveness dips to only 9% against the toughest strain. experts admit we need a better vaccine. but insists the flu shot is your best bet to stay healthy. >>> and former illinois cop drew peterson has been sentenced to 38 in prison for killing his wife. he could be charged for killing his fourth wife. before sentencing, there was a rare outburst. peterson, i did not kill kathleen. >>> and finally, what do you young kids think? take a look at this. some guys in california
ago. ♪ goldfinger >> reporter: and last night, singing it for more than 40 million in the u.s. alone. >> love watching that last night. she said today it was a, quote, dream, to come back all these years later and perform in front of all those actors and actresses. got to gold jack nicholson, too. for diane sawyer and all of us at abc news, have a good evening. good night. have saved money with... ohhh... ...with geico... ohhh...sorry! director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 years...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo: geico. saving people money for over seventy-five years. gecko: don't look at me. don't look at me. >>> on "the list," the hits, the
. >>> the u.s. postal service has been delivering mail in the rain, snow and the gloom of night for hundreds of years. now the agency is struggling to find the revenue sources it's hoping now that you'll have interest in some of the things that they wear. the agency announced plans to come out with a line of clothing and accessories called rain, heat and snow. the first line for men will be released next spring. the line for women is also currently in the works. >>> gas prices are high and now it could affect you even while you're trying to buy a car. a california car dealership has stopped offering those free test drives and it's because of the high gas prices. before you can even get the keys to test drive a car, a lot of dealerships are now having new requirements. they're asking people to fill the tank back up where it was when they left the lot. and a lot of this is to make up for people who test drive the car and have no intention of ever buying it. >>> well, little girl is recovering in the hospital this morning and her dad thinks hand sanitizer may have led to her injuries. >> we'l
. and dance numbers. the sensibility seemed designed to deliver the u.s. mail. we saw your boobs in the movie that we saw we saw your boobs ♪ >> how's it going? >> oh, good god in heaven. oh, hell ri they're going to gie it to anne. >> reporter: to getting a kissoff from captain kirk. >> the show's a diz disaster. >> what do you mean? it's going fine. >> no, it's not. >> reporter: he may have overserved the audience a little. >> i would argue that the actor who really got inside lincoln's head was john wilkes booth. really? 150 years and it's still too soon. >> reporter: then in the home stretch, the zingers found their mark. >> they remember when this town was nothing but cocaine trees as far as the eye could see. >> reporter: or aimed at himself. >> you guys have made beautiful, inspiring movies. i made "ted." your move i haves are here to receive awards. my movie is in red boxes in front of grocery stores being urinated on but bums. >> reporter: sitting fn an inventive hosting gig that was not always silky smooth but certainly stayed the course. [ cheers and applause ] >> an
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